Business leaders appointed to Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Cincinnati branch board

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland has announced the following appointments and elections to its main office board of directors and its branch boards in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh and to the Federal Advisory Council effective Jan. 1, 2019.

A pair of Lexington business leaders, Holly Wiedemann and Tucker Ballinger, were among those who received appointments.

Wiedemann, the president of AU Associates, was appointed a director of the Cincinnati Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

Ballinger, president and chief executive officer of Forcht Bank, was reappointed a director of the Cincinnati Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

Among the other appointments and elections were:

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
-Dawne S. Hickton, president and founding partner, Cumberland Highstreet Partners, Sewickley, Pennsylvania, and former CEO of RTI International Metals, Inc., was appointed to a second term as director and reappointed as chair of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland for 2019.

-Dwight E. Smith, president and chief executive officer, Sophisticated Systems, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, was reappointed deputy chair of the board for 2019. Smith served as deputy chair of the Cleveland board for 2018 and as a director of the board since 2017.

-Valarie L. Sheppard, senior vice president, comptroller, and treasurer, The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, was elected a director. Sheppard also served as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cincinnati Branch, from 2014 to 2018.

-Eddie L. Steiner, president and chief executive officer, CSB Bancorp, Inc., Millersburg, Ohio, was elected a director.

Cincinnati Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Jenell R. Ross, president, Bob Ross Auto Group, Centerville, Ohio, was appointed chair of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cincinnati Branch, for 2019.

-Rachid Abdallah, chair and chief executive officer, Jedson Engineering, Cincinnati, was appointed a director.

Pittsburgh Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
-Dmitri Shiry, managing partner, Deloitte LLP, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was appointed chair of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Pittsburgh Branch, for 2019 and was reappointed a director.

-Vera Krekanova, chief research officer, Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was appointed a director.

Federal Advisory Council
-Beth E. Mooney, chairman and chief executive officer, KeyCorp, Cleveland, Ohio, was reappointed to a third one-year term as the Fourth Federal Reserve District’s representative on the Federal Advisory Council.

The Federal Advisory Council comprises representatives of the banking industry from each of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts. The Council consults with and advises the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on general business conditions and issues related to the financial services industry.

From Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland